St Ultan's Well

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St Ultan's Well


Mary Flynn

Bibliographic Citation
Breifney Antiquarian Society journal of 1929-1930 Page 306.

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Ultan's Holy Well, Tober Ultan

2 Townland, County, GPS

Corratiner Parish of Killinkere, County Cavan. The townland was usually known as 'Cob~t\ Ulr~in, and the older people still retain the name.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

St Ultan's Holy Well is situated on a gentle declivity in a secluded part of the townland of Corratiner; a short distance away is the ruins of the ancient parish church of St Ultan. Bushes and shrubbery surround the well , giving it an impressive background. Close by is a Mass-rock of the Penal times. The well is between a Mass Rock and Gallon ancient Graveyard, location of original church of St Ultan of Ardbraccan (an Cillin Ceir) which gives the parish of Killinkere its name.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Sadly the well of St Ultan is not now visited on a regular basis.

8 Stories

O'Donovan, in noting the fact that St. Ultan is the Patron of Killinkere adds that "there is a well dedicated to him in a townland to which it has given the name of Tober Ultan [~obdpULCAI,~] which was formerly visited by a great concourse of pilgrims." (Breifney Antiquarian Society Journal 1929-1930)

9 Publications
(BreifneyAntiquarianSocietyjournal of 1929-1930 Page 306.